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Thursday, 18 July 2019

 John Ross Maclean reviews a ‘veritable symphony of pleasures’ 

On 25 June, Blackwell’s Bookshop on South Bridge hosted the launch of Aspects of Edinburgh, a celebration of the capital in poetry and art by Stewart Conn and John Knight, OBE, the 17th publication by Scotland Street Press.
It was attended by a full house with standing-room only.
The book...

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Parts of Edinburgh struggled to cope with a sudden downpour on 24 June. 

Over half the month’s anticipated rain fell in three hours on the west of the city, and some 140 floods were reported during what Transport & Environment Convener Cllr Lesley Macinnes later described as an ‘exceptional period of extreme weather’.

Traffic disruption ensued. There was some localised but serious damage to property.

Broughton escaped the worst...